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2016 represents 30 years of the Rover 800 range, so watch out for special events to celebrate the occasion.
Dates of events which the Rover 800 Owners Club is planning to attend in 2016. Please note these are not confirmed and more will be added, so please do check back regularly.
- 5th & 6th March – The Practical Classics Restoration Show at the NEC
- 16th April – The Pride of Longbridge in Cofton Park, Longbridge
- 24th April – Drive It Day at MINI Plant Oxford, Cowley
- 7th June – Bromley Pageant of Motoring in Norman Park, Bromley
- 18th & 19th June – The Footman James Bristol Classic Car Show at the Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet
- 3rd July – The BMC & Leyland Show, Motor Heritage Museum, Gaydon 7th August – BL Day in Nene Park, Peterborough
- 20th & 21st August – Tatton Classic Car Show in Tatton Park, Cheshire 17th & 18th September – The Manchester Classic Car Show, EventCity, Manchester
- 25th September – BL Autumn Rally, The Museum of Rural Life, Milton Keynes
- November – The Lancaster Classic Motor Show, NEC, Birmingham
The first wave of Rover 800 Owners Club Welcome Packs have been dispatched and should be with members in the coming days.
We decided not to show you a spoiler photo though..so if you want one head over to the ‘membership’ section 🙂
The preparation and hard work paid off, and the official launch of the new Rover 800 Owners Club at the NEC was a great success. We had high level of interst in the cars on display, met several 800 series owners and made some good contacts too. Over the weekend we had new members signing up both on the stand and online. Special thanks to all those involved in helping with the materials and taking care of the display over the three day period.
If you have not joined the owners club yet – you can do so using the ‘membership’ link to the left.
We are now able to accept membership to the Rover 800 Owners Club, you can join right here on the website, or in person at the NEC this weekend.
Payment can be made by Credit/Debit Card using Paypal as a Payment Gateway.
For just £21 per year, it is now possible for you and a family member to enjoy equal memership of the Rover 800 Owners Club, an additional membership card will be included with your welcome pack.
If you previously signed up for a single membership, but would like to add an additional family member for £5.00 you will be able to do so for a limited time, please contact us for details
Fans of Rover’s luxury flagship, the 800-Series, have come together to create an official formalised club for the model, which will be launched at this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show.
After existing as an online community for several years, the transition to fee-paying club seems natural for fans of the model, which has seen a significant upturn in classic interest in recent years and is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2016.
“We’re very excited to be using the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motorshow 2015 at the NEC to officially launch the transition from an online-based community to that of a more traditional fee-based Owners Club,” said chairman, Alex Sebbinger. “We aim to build on the strengths of the existing community which will remain as is and free of charge, but by adding the framework of a traditional owners club, expand on the successes of the existing community to provide both enthusiasts and owners of the cars the support needed to ensure the Rover 800 survives long into the future.”
2016 sees the 30th anniversary since the model’s launch, so the new fee-paying club, with the strapline “Preserving Rover’s Flagship”, is both timely and topical. The club is planning a series of events around the anniversary, and more details will be announced shortly.
In the meantime, if anyone is interested in joining the club, or finding out more, please contact the club here
Exerpt from Lancaster Classic Car Show Press Release
We are very happy to announce that a very successful meeting was held on Sunday, 4th October 2015. The official name of the club is, as expected, the “Rover 800 Owners Club” and the various roles/committee Members have been assigned.
From the outset the club is planning to show a strong presence at various events particularly throughout the 2016 season which is the Rover 800 30th anniversary. These will include NEC, Car restoration show, Gaydon, BMC Show, BL Day, Drive It Day, Pride of Longbridge, Manchester Events City, BL Autumn Rally etc…etc.
Membership fee will be £15.00 which among other benefits will give members access to a wealth of technical and production information. We also hope to bring you a Magazine/newsletter entitled “The Flagship”.
More details will be released as they become available.
Meeting of Rover 800 enthusiasts with the aim to form a Rover 800 Owners Club
Held on Sunday 4th October at 1.00pm at MINI Plant Oxford, Cowley, OX4 6NL. Please do not report to reception, come to T Building which is behind the MINI Shop
Chaired by Tanya Field/or other willing person.
Meeting minutes recorded by Michael Clifton.
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/393082404149651/
1) Welcome and housekeeping
2) Aims and objectives of this meeting
I) Identify level of support for a traditional Owners Club for the 800
II) Identify the main functions that the proposed Club should offer
III) Decide upon a name for the proposed Club
IV) Decide upon an organisational structure for the proposed Club
V) Identify individuals who are willing to fill roles in the proposed Club
3) A short discussion on the pros and cons of forming a traditional Owners Club, and what can we learn from our experiences of observing other Clubs integrate with the internet, social media and other non-Club groupings of enthusiasts.
4) Identify the main functions that the proposed Club should offer
5) Decide upon a name for the proposed Club
6) Decide upon an organisational structure for the proposed Club
7) Identify individuals who are willing to fill roles in the proposed Club
8) Consider ideas for celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the 800 in 2016
9) Consider ideas for publicising the new Club and a recruitment drive
10) Set a date for a second meeting with the purpose of
I) Review action points from this meeting
II) Focus on plans for 30th Anniversary events
11) Any other business
Mini Plant Oxford
New temporary website for the proposed Rover 800 Owners Club is launched:
Keep checking in for regular updates and news.